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Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global InsightsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are challenged to adapt to new realities. In this interview with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri,

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Yellen’s Twin Legacies – Powell’s Dilemma

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus As Yellen leaves the Powell Fed with two contradictory legacies, the question of the day is which will the Powell Fed now follow? Does it continue Yellen’s policy of relatively slow and occasional rate hike? Or does it raise rates faster, and

US-China Trade at Global Crossroads

November 13, 2017 • Columns, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite “America First” policies, President Trump’s economic agenda needs expanding trade with China.   President Donald Trump began his gruelling 12-day Asia tour amid US Special Counsel’s first indictments, which cast a shadow

BRICS – Potential and Future in an Emerging New World Economy

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The article is based on an interview with Tashreeq Truebody, Radio 786, South Africa. Peter Koenig elaborates on the potential of BRICS in the new emerging global economy where western supremacy would be a thing of the past.   Questions

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich

October 9, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus It seems that one of the agenda of the Trump administration is to make sure that the rich keeps getting richer, the poor stays where they are, while the middle class joins the latter. This is what the Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut will ensure

The Costs of Mass Deportations

September 27, 2017 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Mark Humphery-Jenner The Trump administration has committed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. However, such wide-reaching deportations are costly. Deportations carry significant direct costs. Wholescale deportations undermine the US labour

Trump’s Fall                      

September 22, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         As violent demonstrations linger domestically and nuclear risks loom abroad, the White House has flamed new domestic divisions, while paving the way for

Reading Keynes Correctly for Economic Success

September 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Milton Ezrati Obama’s economy faltered because he destroyed what the great economist John Maynard Keynes called “animal spirits” and that he identified as essential to sustain any expansion. Trump, though hardly a reader of Keynes, has nonetheless

Why Are Americans Renouncing Citizenship?

September 20, 2017 • Americas, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood Every three months, the US Treasury Department publishes a list of people who have renounced their US citizenship. Trump or no-Trump, the list of Americans giving up US citizenship keeps growing.   Every three months, the US Treasury

US-China History and Where We Are Today

September 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, ChinaComments (0)

By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a risky business, Ann Lee attempts to read the tea leaves by examining the historical relationship between